I’m on a business trip in Detroit right now. And as everyone knows the key to a successful business trip is collar stays. And I forgot mine at home. With no time to spare and no stores open before my first meeting I sprung into action.
I scanned my hotel room for options and material. Nothing….
Coffee Stirs, Straws, business cards, a dime, and hotel room key are all items I’ve used to makeshift a collar stay. Straws and Coffee Stirs are the fastest and most convenient method.
Justin Day, blip’s CTO, will be speaking about VP8 and WebM at Web 2.0 tomorrow.
The description from Web 2.0:
In May Google introduced WebM and VP8, a new open-source video container and codec, to the world. These represent a significant step forward for the open-source video movement. In this session we’ll discuss why WebM is important, compare it to other commercial solutions like MPEG-4 and h.264, and discuss viability, adoption and the challenges therein.
We were honored yesterday to learn that blip.tv had been picked as one of 2010’s Digital 25 by the Producers Guild of America. The list recognizes individuals and teams that have made the year’s most significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment.
Eric Mortensen, blip’s director of content development, will be speaking on a panel at the New York Television Festival today. The panel will be moderated by Liz Shannon Miller of NewTeeVee and will also feature Yuri Baranovsky of Break a Leg and the 7-11 Roadtrip Rally.
The topic will be monetization and sustainability. It should be an excellent panel. You can still get tickets.
These are very smart people, you should really listen to what they have to say.
“There’s a really powerful force for breaking the audience up into specific taste cultures, but there’s this other force that moves in another direction. Each of these channels is trying to find the right calculus to maximize their audience, and that’s turning out to be a lot more complicated than having a channel with all music videos.”—Fall TV: Cable’s niche shows go head-to-head with networks (via christinebeardsell)
Miami has the Dolphins, the greatest football team. We take the ball from goal to goal like no one’s ever seen. We’re in the air; we’re on the ground; we’re always in control, And when you say Miami, you’re talking Super Bowl;
'Cause we're the Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, number one! Yes, we’re the Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, number one!
The blip.tv LA Housewarming party last night was an absolutely incredible time and I am so thankful to all who were able to come and share that with us. I had a giant grin on my face the entire night, and I couldn’t shake it. I didn’t want to.
While the overwhelming sense of joy i carried throughout the night was partly due to the celebration blip.tv’s expansion to the west coast, it was mostly due to the pride I felt to have 400-plus people I consider part of the blip.tv family. Sure, there were only 8 blip.tv employees there (which is the most we’ve ever had in one place outside of New York), but the number of people getting checks from blip.tv far outnumbered the handful of us on stage. We wouldn’t be able to celebrate the way we did last night if it wasn’t for you.
In the space between the Kogi truck, the bars, the DJ and the squeaky-clean walls of the new office space, there was a representation of web show creators who have been making shows for the last 5 years. All told, the people populating the courtyard of Bergamot Station had a collective audience somewhere in the range of 20-30MM viewers. Probably more. That’s incredible. And it is all due to the fact that you have all been following your passion to create quality television.
Together, we are removing the obstacles that will change an industry. There is nothing stopping us! So, from the bottom of my heart, I say, ‘Thank You’. Please continue to stay passionate about what you are doing, and I hope 5 years from now when we celebrate a decade of independent television, I will be there to raise a glass with you once again.
Yesterday was a long day. I had four awesome and exhausting meetings followed by a team dinner with founders and blip.tv investors… which turned into fireside cocktails on the Loews patio until after 2am. I walked back to the Sheraton Delfina, where I was staying… and I thought i could sleep in this morning, but you guys started practicing at 7am.
I cursed you. But after listening to a few measures of your cacophony I figured you needed the practice more than i needed the sleep. I figured I could catch a mini nap before the blip.tv 5 year anniversary party tonight. So just as I laid down to shut my eyes, you came out for your second session of the day. I admire your dedication… but fuck you.
Unlike Ping, Last.fm is actually a useful music based network. So, instead of posting Tumblrcrushes, I’m doing a Last.fm “crush” list based on some of those that are of 99% or greater compatibility match to my account (there’s oddly quite a few). This percentage is given by Last.fm in the form of a musical compatibility score (as seen below).
Here are the people that are most musically compatible with me (and are great Tumblrs to follow):